Extra Ordinary: Vandy Vanderwarker of Charleston's The Ordinary shucking up at Mignonette in May

Taking the bromance to a briny level, Mignonette chef/owner Danny Serfer is bringing his chef crush dreams alive when Vandy Vanderwarker, chef de cuisine of Charleston’s legendary oyster hall The Ordinary, heads to Miami for a one night stand of shucking, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17. 

“We can’t say enough great things about The Ordinary,” Serfer says.  “My business partner Ryan and I ventured to The Ordinary prior to opening Mignonette in 2014 for inspiration and to bow down and chant ‘we’re not worthy.’” “We likey The Ordinary,” Roman raps.  “They shuck their oysters real nice and pretty.”
 
Vanderwarker is preparing a special four-course meal of Low Country favorites priced at $85 per person (inclusive of tax, excludes beverage and gratuity). Diners will enjoy South Carolina Shrimp & Corn Chowder, Soft Shell Blue Crab, Carolina Gold Rice Pudding and more.  Tickets include Vandy’s four-course meal, a welcome champagne cocktail and a custom oyster knife.  
 
“Working in Charleston taught me the importance of a delicate hand and finesse when dealing with locally sourced ingredients,” Vandy says.   He plans to ship local South Carolina ingredients for the event at Mignonette.  “I look forward to showing Miami peeps what Charleston is all about!”
 
This special The Ordi-Nette Dinner is limited to 40 seats. Welcome cocktail and passed snacks will begin at 7:30pm; the four-course dinner startpromptly at 8pm.  Cost is $85/pp.  Reservations are a must and expected to go fast.  Email tess@mignonettemiami.com to reserve your place for this unique culinary opportunity.   

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